Google UX Design Certificate

Get started in the fast-growing field of user experience (UX) design with a professional certificate developed by Google. Learn the foundations of UX design, including empathizing with users, building wireframes and prototypes, and conducting research to test your designs.

  • No relevant experience required
  • 100% remote, online learning
  • Under 10 hours of study a week

Get a job in UX design, with help from Google

Learn about the foundations of user experience (UX) design and gain the skills you need to find an entry-level job as a UX designer.

$58,600

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Average entry-level salary in UX design1

113,700

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Job openings in the field of UX design1

Learn online, in partnership with Coursera

Fast and flexible, the UX design curriculum is hosted on Coursera, one of the world’s leading online learning platforms, so you can learn at the pace that’s right for you.

Qualify for in-demand jobs in UX design

UX designers make technology easier and more enjoyable for people to use. They design products and tools so that they are more useful and accessible for users.

  • User experience (UX) designer
  • UI designer
  • Interaction designer
  • Visual designer
  • Product designer

Learn more about the certificate program

Entry Level

UX Design Certificate

This fully online program provides the skills you need for an entry-level job in UX design, with no prior experience required.

You’ll learn about:

  • Developing personas, user stories, and user journey maps
  • Conducting usability studies
  • Creating wireframes and prototypes
  • Testing and iterating on designs
  • Building a professional portfolio
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  • Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design

  • Start the UX Design Process: Empathize, Define, and Ideate

  • Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes

  • Conduct UX Research and Test Early Concepts

  • Create High-Fidelity Designs and Prototypes in Figma

  • Responsive Web Design in Adobe XD

  • Design for Social Good and Prepare for Jobs

Get on the fast track to in-demand jobs in technology and more

Complete the Google UX Design Certificate at your own pace.

Improve your interview technique and resume with access to career resources.

Get your foot in the door with top employers through the Google employer consortium.

CONNECT WITH TOP EMPLOYERS, INCLUDING THESE:

We have over 150 employers in our employer consortium.

  • Accenture
  • Coursera
  • Deloitte
  • Huge
  • Infosys
  • Mcpc
  • Target
  • Tmobile
  • Work and Co
  • exsis
  • heir
  • instrument
  • leidos
  • ntt
  • PMI
  • siriusxm
  • Google
  • verizon
  • SAP
  • GFK
  • The Magnetic Collective
  • Molecula
  • Munchkin, Inc.
  • Star Global
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Scholarships and Apprenticeships

Opportunity for everyone

Google is funding over 100 thousand scholarships in the U.S. through Grow with Google partners and Google.org grantees like Merit America, Per Scholas, NPower, Goodwill, Futuro Health, Generation USA and more, so that everybody is able to further their career.

Google additionally offers apprenticeships—paid opportunities to receive job-related experience—with some apprenticeship tracks providing access to the Google Career Certificates program. Learn more.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is a UX designer?

    User experience (UX) designers focus on the experience that users have while using products like websites, apps, and physical objects. UX designers make those everyday interactions more useful, usable, and accessible to users. The role of an entry-level UX designer might include coming up with ideas to address user problems, conducting research with users, and designing wireframes, mockups, and prototypes.

  • Why start a career in UX design?

    As the digital world continues to expand, companies are recognizing that good user experience is a necessity, which has led to UX design being a high-growth and in-demand field. UX designers spend their time making, creating, and organizing the interfaces people interact with daily, like mobile apps, websites, smart watches, and physical products. Their work ensures that these interfaces are easier and more enjoyable to use.

  • Who is this program for?

    You! No prior experience with design or specific tool is required. All you need is an interest in helping to create better experiences for users of apps, websites, and physical products.

  • Why enroll in the Google UX Design Certificate?

    In the Google UX Design Certificate, you’ll explore the design process, including empathizing with users, defining their pain points, coming up with ideas for design solutions, creating wireframes and prototypes, and testing designs to get feedback.

    You’ll learn these job-ready skills in our certificate program through interactive content (discussion prompts, quizzes, and activities) in under six months, with 5-10 hours of study a week. Along the way, you’ll work through a curriculum designed with input from industry leaders and top employers, like Figma, Adobe XD, Deloitte, Cognizant and Accenture. You’ll even create a portfolio that includes three projects to share with potential employers to showcase the skills you learned in this program.

    After you’ve graduated from the program, you’ll have access to career resources and be connected directly with employers hiring for open entry-level roles in UX design.

  • What tools or platforms are included in the curriculum?

    Figma and Adobe XD are the design tools taught in this certificate program. Spreadsheets, word processing applications, and presentation applications will also be used. Throughout the program, you will create a professional portfolio, using the platform of your choice, to showcase your UX design work.

  • What languages are the certificates available in?

    This certificate is currently available in English and we are currently working to bring this certificate in additional languages. Please check back here for updates.

  • How much do the Google Career Certificates cost?

    The IT Support, User Experience Design, Project Management and Data Analytics Certificates cost $39 per month by subscription on Coursera. Access to the Google Associate Android Developer Certification training is free and the official exam fee of $149 is paid to Trueability to administer the exam.

    Google does not generate any revenue from Google Career Certificates and has made need-based financial assistance available.

  • What is Coursera?

    Coursera is a global online learning platform that offers access to online courses. Google has worked with Coursera to make Google Career Certificates available on their platform. (The Associate Android Developer Certification training and exam is hosted separately.)

  • Where can I access Google Career Certificates?

    Google Career Certificates are available globally in English on Coursera. However, the Associate Android Developer Certification is hosted on developer.android.com. The Google IT Support Certificate is also available in Spanish and Portuguese. We are working to make the certificates available in more languages.

  • How do I apply for financial assistance?

    If you are interested in financial assistance, you may be eligible for financial aid via Coursera through the course page. Recipients of financial aid will have full access to course content and assignments required to earn a certificate. To apply, go to the certificate course page on Coursera and click the “Financial aid available” link next to the “Enroll” button.

    Google has also funded 100,000 scholarships for Google Career Certificates, which will be distributed by Grow with Google partners and Google.org grantees like Merit America, Per Scholas, NPower, Goodwill, Futuro Health and Generation USA. These funds will create a lasting impact in helping people land high-quality jobs in high-growth fields.

  • What is the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium? How does it work?

    The Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium consists of over 150 U.S. companies like Deloitte, Infosys, Snap Inc., Target, Verizon, and of course, Google. These companies span multiple sectors and are committed to considering Google Career Certificate graduates for entry-level jobs. Upon completion of a Google Career Certificate, you will gain access to an exclusive job platform where you can easily apply to opportunities from employers with open jobs.

    Employers interested in joining the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium can find more information at grow.google/employers.

  • What other kind of support is available after I complete a Google Career Certificate?

    In addition to expert training and hands-on projects designed to prepare you for a job in your field of choice, you'll get access to a resume building tool, mock interviews and career networking support designed to help you with your job search. You'll also be able to connect with over 130 US employers in the hiring consortium who are accepting candidates who have completed a Google Career Certificate. (Please note: these tools are not currently available for the Associate Android Developer Certification.)

  • Who designed the Google Career Certificates?

    Google Career Certificates were designed and built by subject-matter experts and senior practitioners at Google from each of the job fields. Every certificate has been created to equip learners with theoretical and practical knowledge and real-life problem-solving skills to be successful in an entry-level job. Expert industry organizations and platforms - like the Project Management Institute for project management, Tableau for data analytics, and Figma for UX design, to name a few - consulted and collaborated on material.

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